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BPD, Trauma, and Jealousy

Jealousy and insecurity are normal emotions that everyone experiences, but when someone has borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, past trauma, or emotional sensitivity, the intensity of these emotions can be so much stronger — to the point of feeling unbearable. When a partner with any of these backgrounds is feeling jealous or insecure, even in […]

How To Handle When Others Can’t Handle Your Changes or Progress (Mental Health)

What happens when you start to get better and those around you are hesitant to believe it or are uncomfortable with the changes you are undergoing? Most of us with Borderline Personality Disorder readily acknowledge that prior to learning effective skills for regulating and coping with our emotions, we often in engaged in destructive behaviors. We may […]

An Off Day: Using DBT Skills When You Feel Weird

Today pretty much felt “off” from the get go.  I kept finding myself staring into space, feeling disconnected, and with a flat affect (no expression on my face).  I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular. It was such a peculiar state and feeling. When I got to work, I noticed the feeling manifest itself in the […]

Jealous, Insecure Inner Child at Work | Listening To Her Concerns

It started out with physical sensations.  My neck and shoulders hurt. My jaw had a sharp pain right at the hinges. I felt a headache coming on. It was all out of nowhere, really, but it was all very familiar. Usually I would get these symptoms if I had spent all day hunchback over the […]